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Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics

European Disintegration

A Search for Explanations

Authors: Vollaard, Hans

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  • Provides a comprehensive conceptualization and  explanation of European disintegration 
  • Based upon a thorough exploration of a wide variety of theories on European integration and comparative analyses of failing federations, falling empires, and states 
  • Answers questions surrounding the future of the EU and how to address Euroscepticism
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About this book

This book accounts for whether and how the path of the European Union (EU) has developed towards potential disintegration. These questions have become particularly relevant since the outbreak of the debt crises in the Eurozone and the Brexit referendum. The author critically subverts theories of European integration and analyses the rise and fall of federations, empires and states in a comparative perspective. The most promising theory presented here indicates that Brexit is not likely to be followed by other member states leaving the EU. Nevertheless, the EU has been undermined from within as it cannot adequately address Eurosceptic dissatisfaction from both the left and right. This book is an essential read for everyone interested in the EU and its future.

About the authors

Hans Vollaard is Lecturer in Dutch and European Politics at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He has recently published on European disintegration, the Netherlands in the EU, European regulation of cross-border healthcare, and local democracy.

Reviews

“European Disintegration is a bold and original work … . the book amply — and occasionally brilliantly — succeeds in using academic ideas to ‘move beyond
the cursory reflections of the day’ … .” (Sean Hanley, Slavonic and East European Review SEER, Vol. 97 (3), July, 2019)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-9

    Vollaard, Hans

  • Neo-functionalism and European Disintegration

    Pages 11-30

    Vollaard, Hans

  • Realism, Intergovernmentalism, and European Disintegration

    Pages 31-59

    Vollaard, Hans

  • Federalism and European Disintegration

    Pages 61-84

    Vollaard, Hans

  • Comparative Imperialism and European Disintegration

    Pages 85-118

    Vollaard, Hans

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-41465-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-41464-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $79.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: June 14, 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-349-68207-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
European Disintegration
Book Subtitle
A Search for Explanations
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-41465-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-41465-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-41464-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-68207-2
Series ISSN
2662-5873
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 265
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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